THE TEAM : The process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal.


A day in a life of a retreat living chefI have to admit that when I started writing this blog I wasn’t sure how to approach it.
Here’s a clear description on this subject which I randomly googled:


Teamwork is often a crucial part of a business, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, always trying to do their best in any circumstance.
Teamwork means that people will try to cooperate, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback, despite any personal conflict between individuals.


And I totally agree with it.


Below I rewrote how I see a team. I guess anyone can have their views but the results remain the same.


I see the team as a machine and the participants as the fuel of the machine. Without fuel the machine just cannot run. Every member of the team and what they contribute is crucial.


Isn’t it incredible how one person can have an idea and turn it into something that not only benefits themselves but everyone around, and then to be able to share the idea with others? A seed is planted now let’s nurture it so it can grow into something amazing.


A well run team is always creating, inspiring and motivating each other to be part of the big picture .


a day in a life of a retreat living chef 2The preparing, advertising, sourcing, ordering & communicating are just the beginning .


The list goes on and on.


As a team we divide and share the work load.


Also very crucial is communication with each other and carrying each other during a retreat.


a day in a life of a retreat living food chefI like to always do something new for each retreat. For the last retreat I chose a theme fruit according to availability and what was current in season. It was dragon fruit with its amazing fuchsia-magenta colour.



I used it in everything from fruit salads, wraps, cakes and desserts, drinks you name it – I just love creating menu’s around a fruit and its colour. It also brings so much more creativity into each recipe and dish.


So after many weeks of pondering, drum roll please; for our September retreat I have decided that Mangoes and their beautiful golden yellow colour will be the feature fruit!


Who doesn’t love its taste and texture? It’s one of the most cherished and loved fruits in the tropics. And I already can think of so many new ways on how to use it in the dishes I’ll be serving. Just wait and see. We are all in for a real treat.




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